They’rrrrre Gonna Put Me in the Moviiiies!

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They’re gonna make a big star out of me . . . All I have to do is act naturally. Which is true. Sort of.

The owner of the Regent Theater, where Bye Bye Birdie was performed, approached me after a rehearsal and asked me if I’d be interested in doing a short acting stint. Very short. It seems I look just right for a character in a small indie film he’s producing, based on a play he wrote (and which was performed at the theater) about teenage homelessness. I said, “Umm…” and he told me more. It would only take one day, because the character is just in one scene, and only has a few lines. “Well…” I said, and before I knew it I was in the cast. I joined in on the first read-through with the rest of the volunteer cast (which includes a couple of professional actors, some acting students, and some people like me). So now I’m trying to let the character percolate into my brain.

I’m playing Pops. A street bum.

I’ll definitely keep you posted on the progress of my career in film.

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  1. tsmacro
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    So he told you that you look like a street bum? *L* He must be quite a salesman if he opened with that! *L* Hey have fun and let us know if this is something we’ll be able to see!

  2. f. kahlo
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    *He’s* the bum! I auditioned for his little movie a month ago, he casts me as an extra and does he get back to me to let me know filming’s delayed? Nooo! Honestly, some people!
    (Heh heh, sorry, I just found this blog..)
    …Hannah Allen

  3. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    You’re going to be in it, too? Cool, Hannah — or should I say, Titania? Or, perhaps Injun Joe? (That you, Yoop?)

    I wonder if we’re going to be in the same scene.

    Actually, I haven’t heard a word since the read-through. Might be time to ping them.

  4. Kitty
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    Jeff, I think you need to queue the Twilight Zone music here. Think of the parallels: Richard Hatch was an actor, and now he writes BSG novels. You’re an author, and now you are going to be an actor!

  5. Anonymous
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    Yer gonna have to grow that beard, Jeff….
    -Jo

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